Football

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith reacts after his 8-yard touchdown run during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)

THE MOJ: Don’t be surprised if Geno Smith keeps the Seahawks soaring

Many factors allowing former journeyman to shine in starter’s role

Seattle Seahawks quarterback Geno Smith reacts after his 8-yard touchdown run during the first half of an NFL football game against the Detroit Lions, Sunday, Oct. 2, 2022, in Detroit. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson)
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Okanagan Sun looking to stay undefeated in week 10

Kickoff is Sunday, Oct. 2 at Hillside Stadium in Kamloops

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THE MOJ: A Rourke return for the Lions? Let’s call it a long shot with a shot

Still a faint hope that B.C.’s quarterback sensation could be back in time for the playoffs

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Okanagan Mission Huskies running back Maddox Elson (44) tries to slip a tackle from Vernon defender Coby Thierren during the hometown Panthers’ 54-14 romp in AAA/AA Hybrid Interior Junior Varsity Football Conference action Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)

Vernon Panthers maul Okanagan Mission Huskies

Junior Varsity football league regular-season play starts in Vernon Wednesday, Sept. 21

Okanagan Mission Huskies running back Maddox Elson (44) tries to slip a tackle from Vernon defender Coby Thierren during the hometown Panthers’ 54-14 romp in AAA/AA Hybrid Interior Junior Varsity Football Conference action Wednesday, Sept. 21, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Roger Knox - Black Press)
The Pleasant Valley Secondary School Hawks of Armstrong make their Interior Conference Junior Varsity Football debut Thursday, Sept. 22, against the Westsyde Blue Wave of Kamloops. Game time is 4 p.m. at PVSS field. A by-donation chili and buns tailgate party begins at 3:30 p.m. (Morning Star - file photo)

Armstrong team set for historic football game

Pleasant Valley Secondary Hawks host Westsyde of Kamloops Thursday, 4 p.m, in first-ever game at PVSS

The Pleasant Valley Secondary School Hawks of Armstrong make their Interior Conference Junior Varsity Football debut Thursday, Sept. 22, against the Westsyde Blue Wave of Kamloops. Game time is 4 p.m. at PVSS field. A by-donation chili and buns tailgate party begins at 3:30 p.m. (Morning Star - file photo)
BC Lions quarterback Vernon Adams, left, hands the ball off to running back James Butler during first half CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

James Butler scores 2 rushing touchdowns, B.C. Lions edge Calgary 31-29 in OT

Leos (9-3) maintain hold on second place in CFL’s West Division

BC Lions quarterback Vernon Adams, left, hands the ball off to running back James Butler during first half CFL football action against the Calgary Stampeders in Calgary, Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh
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Week 9: Okanagan Sun look to continue their perfect season

Kick off is at the Apple Bowl at 4 p.m.

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The OK Sun’s running game was strong in a 34-31 win over the Westshore Rebels on Sept. 10, led by Jevon Garwood (middle).

Second half comeback keeps Okanagan Sun undefeated

Squeak out victory over Westshore Rebels

The OK Sun’s running game was strong in a 34-31 win over the Westshore Rebels on Sept. 10, led by Jevon Garwood (middle).
Vernon Panthers defensive lineman Mark Johnson (63) tries to chase down Rutland quarterback Ty Walker during VSS’ 27-17 pre-season Interior Senior Varsity Football Conference win over the Voodoos Friday, Sept. 9, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Jenna Fochler Photo)

Vernon Panthers slip by Rutland Voodoos

Cats defeat Rutland 27-17 in senior varsity pre-season football play

Vernon Panthers defensive lineman Mark Johnson (63) tries to chase down Rutland quarterback Ty Walker during VSS’ 27-17 pre-season Interior Senior Varsity Football Conference win over the Voodoos Friday, Sept. 9, at Greater Vernon Athletic Park. (Jenna Fochler Photo)
Okanagan Sun punt returner Mike O’Shea (Photo - Marissa Baecker/Okanagan Sun)

Heavyweight Battle: Okanagan Sun looking to stay undefeated in Victoria

The Sun and Westshore sit first and second in the standings and in most passing offensive categories

Okanagan Sun punt returner Mike O’Shea (Photo - Marissa Baecker/Okanagan Sun)
B.C. Lions fullback David Mackie (34) protects the ball from Montreal Alouettes running back Jeshrun Antwi (20) during first half CFL football action in Montreal on Friday, September 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter McCabe
B.C. Lions fullback David Mackie (34) protects the ball from Montreal Alouettes running back Jeshrun Antwi (20) during first half CFL football action in Montreal on Friday, September 9, 2022. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Peter McCabe
Former CFL player Devin Rodger (right) of Armstrong is among the coaches helping out with the new Pleasant Valley Secondary School junior varsity football team. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)

WATCH: Armstrong junior varsity football team set to soar

Pleasant Valley Hawks will make debut on the road; host Westsyde of Kamloops Thursday, Oct. 22

Former CFL player Devin Rodger (right) of Armstrong is among the coaches helping out with the new Pleasant Valley Secondary School junior varsity football team. (Roger Knox - Morning Star)
Montreal Alouettes quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. runs with the ball against the Ottawa Redblacks during second half CFL football action in Montreal, Monday, October 11, 2021. Adams Jr. sees opportunity with the B.C. Lions, the team he joined via a trade last week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

Move to Lions from Alouettes ‘bittersweet’ for QB Vernon Adams Jr.

The Lions were looking for help after their quarterback and backup suffered injuries

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. runs with the ball against the Ottawa Redblacks during second half CFL football action in Montreal, Monday, October 11, 2021. Adams Jr. sees opportunity with the B.C. Lions, the team he joined via a trade last week. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Montreal Alouettes quarterback Vernon Adams Jr.runs with the ball against the Ottawa Redblacks during second half CFL football action in Montreal, Monday, October 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes

B.C. Lions acquire veteran quarterback Adams from Montreal Alouettes

The B.C. Lions acquired veteran quarterback Vernon Adams Jr. from the Montreal…

Montreal Alouettes quarterback Vernon Adams Jr.runs with the ball against the Ottawa Redblacks during second half CFL football action in Montreal, Monday, October 11, 2021. THE CANADIAN PRESS/Graham Hughes
Okanagan Sun quarterback Dominic Britton (Contributed)

Okanagan Sun looking to stay undefeated going into week six

Kick off is at 4 p.m. at the Apple Bowl

Okanagan Sun quarterback Dominic Britton (Contributed)
Kal Tire’s Ryan Paulson (left) presents the first Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl to UBC Thunderbirds captains Manu Giovanni (from left), Kyle Samson, Gavin Coakes and Ryan Baker after the T-Birds defeated the Calgary Dinos 28-10 in the first Canadian U-Sports exhibition football game played in the North Okanagan at Greater Vernon Athletic Park Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Darren Hove photo)

PHOTOS: UBC Thunderbirds win historic football game in Vernon

UBC defeats Calgary Dinos 28-7 in first Canadian U-Sports exhibition game played in North Okanagan

Kal Tire’s Ryan Paulson (left) presents the first Kal Tire Kalamalka Bowl to UBC Thunderbirds captains Manu Giovanni (from left), Kyle Samson, Gavin Coakes and Ryan Baker after the T-Birds defeated the Calgary Dinos 28-10 in the first Canadian U-Sports exhibition football game played in the North Okanagan at Greater Vernon Athletic Park Wednesday, Aug. 24. (Darren Hove photo)
The Abbotsford-based BC Angels crashed onto the local sports scene in 2012, but never returned. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)

A League of Their Own: Looking back a decade later at Abbotsford’s BC Angels lingerie football team

Former Lingerie Football League figures reflect on short-lived, titillating ride in the Bible Belt

The Abbotsford-based BC Angels crashed onto the local sports scene in 2012, but never returned. (John Morrow/Abbotsford News)
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Kelowna football player making U SPORTS debut close to home

Nate Beauchemin played quarterback for Kelowna Secondary

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Isaac Wegner of the Okanagan Sun runs with the ball against the Westshore Rebels at the Apple Bowl in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Okanagan Sun stay perfect in romp over Raiders

Stay at the top of the B.C. Football Conference with a record of 4-0

Isaac Wegner of the Okanagan Sun runs with the ball against the Westshore Rebels at the Apple Bowl in Kelowna. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)
Running back Tristan Peddle is looking forward to more touches Saturday night. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)

Okanagan Sun look to remain perfect against Vancouver Island

Sun remain only undefeated team in British Columbia Football Conference

Running back Tristan Peddle is looking forward to more touches Saturday night. (Marissa Baecker/Shoot the Breeze)